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FCC Calls for U.S. Students to Have E-Textbooks in Five Years

The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said he wants all students to have digital textbooks within five years and challenged industry and state leaders to spur the market.

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States Should Do More To Reach Students

In its initial review of No Child Left Behind waiver requests, the U.S. Education Department highlighted a similar weakness in nearly every application: States did not do enough to ensure schools would be held accountable for the performance of all students.

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West Virginia, Dept. of Justice Reach Deal on English Learner Program

The Mercer County school district has three years to improve the way it identifies and educates those learning English as a second language under a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

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What Can U.S. Schools Learn from Foreign Counterparts?

If the results of the most recent international achievement tests were graded on a curve, U.S. students probably would rank somewhere in the B range. They placed 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in mathematics among 70 countries whose 15-year-olds participated in the 2009 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) testing, the latest figures available.

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New Oregon Education Legislation Focuses on Improving Early Childhood Services

The education goal set by the Oregon legislature in 2011 is clear.

But the way the goal is to be reached is still cloudy and will come into sharper focus during this year's legislative session, which begins today.

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Durham School Board Fights New Charter

Durham, North Carolina leaders are taking a stand against a new charter high school planned for the Research Triangle Park area, saying it will siphon money from traditional public schools and lead to further racial segregation.

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Education 2.0: Can Digital Learning Day Begin a Classroom Revolution?

With iPads making their way into kindergarten classrooms from Maine to Tennessee, it may seem like a given that American education is embracing technology for the rising generation.

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No Chalk Needed: Schools Use Interactive White Boards

From playing math games to editing writing assignments, interactive white boards are engaging students in their work at Spring Street School in Massachusetts.

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Group Seeks Public Input on Idea for Charter School

A group of New Jersey residents are in the early stages of gauging the public’s opinion about the idea of founding a charter school in Freehold Borough.

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Murdoch Taps N.Y.C. Education Official as Chief of Staff

The director of communications for the New York City Department of Education has been tapped by News Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch as the media mogul's chief of staff.

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